Scott Walker Addresses #DairyStrong

Lizzy Schultz

The second annual Dairy Strong conference, held earlier this month in Madison, Wisconsin, began its first full day with an opening address from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Though the Dairy Strong conference is internationally attended and focuses on global collaboration, there is no denying that Wisconsin is one of the dairy industry’s shining stars. Walker’s speech highlighted the value of …

Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Education, Government

Latest #FoodD Talks Sustainability at Dairy Strong

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the U. S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) latest installment of Food Dialogues, a comprehensive discourse on food production between a panel of food industry experts. This group of panelists was asked to focus discussion around the controversial topic of sustainability. One panelist was Lauren Linsley, RDN, …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Sustainability, USFRA

Farm Journal Launches MILK – High-End Dairy Platform

Jamie Johansen

Farm Journal Media launches MILK, a new suite of media products for the top-tier market of 500-plus milk cow operations. The MILK platform launched a website and eNewsletter this month with a print MILK magazine scheduled for April as well as regularly scheduled MILK television and radio segments on Farm Journal broadcast properties. The Farm Journal’s Dairy Elite Producer Business …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Media

Meet the 2016 Alice in Dairyland

Jamie Johansen

In an effort to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the importance and global impact of agriculture, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection(DATCP) has created a secret weapon: they call her Alice, and the role she holds as an agricultural industry professional is making an incredible impact on Wisconsin youth. Alice in Dairyland is a one year, full …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

#WDE15 Book Celebrates Show’s Founder

Jamie Johansen

The World Dairy Expo is kickstarting a year long celebration of it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 with the publishing of We Need A Show, a commemorative book on the prestigious show’s history. Among the many contributors to the book’s content is Roy Hetts, son of World Dairy Expo Founder Alan Hetts. Alan Hetts’ was a lifelong Wisconsin Dairyman, and his …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Education, World Dairy Expo

Dairy Policy Talks at #WDE15

Jamie Johansen

Policies concerning our nation’s dairy industry were just a few of the topics Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel, discussed while attending the 2015 World Dairy Expo. “Today I think price in most all commodities are issues whether you are talking milk or grain prices. Of course low grain prices help that dairy farmer out when …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Government, Trade, World Dairy Expo

This Dairy Focuses on Genomics

Chuck Zimmerman

When you think of a dairy farm you think milk. Or, as in the case of Rocky Mountain Holsteins, you think genomics. Rod Churchill is the manager for the business, pictured with his wife during a Canadian Farm Writers Federation tour stop near Calgary, Alberta. Ron describes the business as an “elite breeding genetics farm.” They raise very expensive breeding …

Audio, CFWF, Dairy, Video

New Holland Increases Support for WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The New Holland team is making a huge presence at this year’s World Dairy Expo, which is being held for the second year in the state of the art New Holland Pavillon at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The new facilities make it much easier for exhibitors to house the 2100 cows that attend the show by consolidating …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, New Media, World Dairy Expo

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck Zimmerman

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, John Deere

Cheese & Beverage Pairing App

Jamie Johansen

To the delight of cheese-loving smartphone users, the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid cheese and beverage-pairing app from Wisconsin Cheese is now available for Android mobile devices. Developed by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Cheese Cupid takes the guesswork out of pairing cheese with wine, beer and spirits. With its easy-to-use features, the app can help users create expert pairings on …

Ag Group, Apps, Dairy, Food, Wine